November 17th, 2006 – by: azzurri
A trip to Boracay is incomplete without island hopping. Around the beach you'll find many boatmen, who'll freely approach and offer you island hopping and other activities like the glass bottomed boat ride, banana boat, flyfish, sailing, para-sailing. Price depends on the number of people and the amount of time you'll be spending. If you have any special requests as to what you want to see just tell them, they might be willing to oblige. We chose to island hop in the morning, but you could opt for a whole day trip, which can also include lunch.
The trip usually means going to the Crystal Cove, snorkeling in Crocodile Island, visiting the Bat Cave and stopping by Puka Beach. The waves were a bit too strong that morning so we had to snorkel in another area.
We saw different kinds of corals and sea creatures - fish, sea urchins, starfish, and I'm proud to say that I found Nemo! (a clownfish) :P Don't forget to bring a piece of bread, so the fish will come to you and you'll get a closer look.
The snorkeling made us hungry, so we had a snack on our way to Puka Beach. This beach is usually deserted, so it's nice and quiet. The name comes from the "puka shell", found all over the beach. There are lots of vendors here, selling jewelry made out of these. Makes for nice souvenirs, and some items they sell here might not be found in the shops along White Beach. Might as well buy it if you really like it, you can haggle anyway. If you are lucky (or unlucky?) enough to be the only people there, all of them will probably approach you. Just say no if you don't want to buy anything and eventually they'll leave you alone. After we made a few purchases an ice cream vendor suddenly appeared amidst all the puka-shell-jewelry-vendors, and we couldn't resist buying :)